The Bengals, Lions, Texans and Rams are the NFL's winless teams. They are a combined 0-17 and all seem to be staring down another bad season. One team has already lost its GM while another has fired its coach.
But what if we brought the four teams together and picked off the best guys to form a new team? Maybe they could win a game or two this season. So here we go.
QB-Carson Palmer (Cin), Marc Bulger (StL).
RB-Steven Jackson (StL), Steve Slaton (Hou), Rudi Johnson (Det)
FB-Vonta Leach (Hou)
WR-Andre Johnson (Hou), T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Cin), Roy Williams (Det), Calvin Johnson (Det)
TE-Owen Daniels (Hou), Randy McMichael (StL)
OT-Orlando Pace (StL), Stacy Andrews (Cin), Alex Barron (StL), Eric Winston (Hou)
OG-Bobbie Williams (Cin), Jacob Bell (StL), Chester Pitts (Hou)
C-Dominic Raiola (Det), Chris Myers (Hou)
DE-Mario Williams (Hou), Leonard Little (StL), Dewayne White (Det), Chris Long (StL)
DT-Amobi Okoye (Hou), Adam Carriker (StL), Corey Redding (Det), La'Roi Glover (StL)
OLB-Ernie Sims (Det), Pisa Tinoisamoa (StL), Keith Rivers (Cin), Morlon Greenwood (Hou)
MLB-DeMeco Ryans (Hou), Will Witherspoon (StL)
SS-Dwight Smith (Det), Corey Chavous (StL)
FS-O.J. Atogwe (StL), Will Demps (Hou)
CB-Jonathan Joseph (Cin), Leigh Bodden (Det), Brian Kelly (Det), Tye Hill (StL)
P-Donnie Jones (StL)
K-Shayne Graham (Cin)
Now, I know that some of these guys are a bit hurt right now and some may have had some tough times but this looks to be the best team you can create.
The interesting thing about putting this team together is the depth of players to choose from. I mean, there were plenty of receivers and some really nice defensive linemen but, for the most part, the linebackers and secondary were a bit lacking. There are some nice names at quarterback, but all have some sort of issue going on right now. I have faith in the special teams, which stands to reason when you are picking from winless teams.
This is a team that could make a run for a respectable record.